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I found some quotes from David O. Mckay a former President of the church to which I belong. They were originally printed in 1906 in a publication called The Young Woman’s Journal. I really appreciated the candor and courage of his words. I think it is still very relevant today (even with the 1906 language).
He starts off with a conversation:
“A young lady, the other day, was deploring the frequency of the changes in styles, when a young man to whom she spoke said,
“Well, why do you women permit it? You don’t have to adopt every suggestion of the fashion plate.”
“If it were not for you men,” she replied, “we wouldn’t.”
“For us men! How is that?”
“Yes, for you men; for after all, to make an honest confession, one of the reasons for all this style in dress and complexion is to bring forth the admiration of you selfish 'lords of creation.'”
“Yes, men are attracted by beauty, and thousands are ensnared by it. There are thousands of men who look for nothing else, and who desire nothing else but to have their senses pleased or their passions gratified. These, outward adornments will satisfy; and only outward adornment will retain. When beauty fades, the passion seeks for gratification elsewhere. “Beauty is only skin deep,” and when outward adornment is all a girl possesses, the admiration she calls forth is even more shallow than her beauty.”
“But there is a beauty every girl has,–a gift from God, as pure as the sunlight, and as sacred as life. It is a beauty that all men love, a virtue that wins all men's souls. That beauty is chastity. Chastity without skin beauty may enkindle the soul; skin beauty without chastity can kindle only the eye.
"Chastity enshrined in the mold of true womanhood will hold true love eternally."
"Mere outside adornment may please the sense of many superficial admirers; the adornment of the soul and the chastity of true womanhood will awaken in the soul of true manhood enduring love, that eternal principle which some day will redeem the world.”
“True Beauty” article found in the Young Woman’s Journal, Aug 1906, p. 360.
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The principles of modesty and chastity encompass so much. How do you teach your girls these principles? I'd love to know.